chard Dent sacks Joe Montana and becomes the Bears' all-time sack leader with 82, surpassing Jim Osborne.
Bears regain NFC Central Title with 11-5 mark, and beat the the Saints 16-6 in first-round playoff game before falling to eventual Super Bowl champion Giants, 31-3, in Dan Hampton's final game.
Chicago finishes 11-5 and earns a wild-card berth in the playoffs. The Bears are upset in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys, 17-13, at Soldier Field.
Kevin Butler becomes the Bears all-time leading scorer with a 50-yard FG. He surpasses Walter Payton's 750 points.
Dave Wannstedt is hired as the 11th head coach in club history.
The Bears play their 1,000th game in franchise history, shutting out the Atlanta Falcons in Soldier Field, 6-0.
Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers have their jersey numbers (51 and 40) retired at halftime before a Monday night national audience.
9-7 Bears earn a wild-card berth and upset the Vikings with a 35-18 playoff win at Minnesota.
Bears move into Halas Hall at Conway Park, the team's state-of-the-art, 38-acre headquarters.
The Bears defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-7 for the 600th win in team history. Chicago becomes the first NFL franchise to reach the 600-win plateau.